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Trucking Industry

Republicans Want To Use Zika Funding Bill To Keep Truckers On The Road Longer

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Want to keep the government open? Want to fund the Zika response? The trucking industry and Republican allies in Congress say the price...

The One Big Surprise In Elon Musk's 'Master Plan' For Tesla

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed his much-hyped master plan for his company this week, very little about it came as a surprise ― at least for Adam ...

Could Self-Driving Trucks That Go Underground Make Mining Safer?

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

Self-driving vehicles are already hitting highways and city streets around the world. Now Volvo wants to put them underground. The Swedish automaker o...

Senate Prepares To Make Truck Safety Even Worse, Advocates Warn

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Safety advocates are crying foul over yet another change to trucking safety rules that the industry is trying to slide though Congress w...

In a driverless future, what happens to today's drivers?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Leon Vanstone, University of Texas at Austin Self-driving cars are becoming a very real technology. The latest Tesla car has an autopilot feature. Th...

Self-Driving Trucks Will Actually Be Great For Truckers, For Now

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business

Could autonomous trucks one day replace drivers on long-distance hauls? That's the question the trucking industry is trying to answer. For now, it see...

The Trucking Industry Is Struggling, But Maybe Not For Long

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.15.2015 | Business

Trucking, the backbone of American commerce, is in a tough spot. There might be a future, a very long time from now, when long-haul drivers are replac...

Office Workers Aren't The Only Ones Suffering From Sitting All Day

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

Workers toiling away at a desk aren't the only ones suffering from the effects of sitting for hours on end. As wellness becomes a stronger focus in th...

Enough! Stop More Giant Truck-Trailers on Your Highways

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The big trucking industry now wants to roll back protections in 39 states, put longer double trailers on your roads and cut back on giving truck drivers the rest they (and you) need. Is there any limit on the supremacy of commercial greed over safety values?

From Scarcity to Abundance and the Big Opportunities for Businesses

Cultural Acupuncture | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Cultural Acupuncture

Big businesses and the private sector are undergoing a major overhaul as we all need to consider the impacts of our current rates of consumption, manufacturing processes, and sourcing of raw materials to sustain our future existence.

Transportation Nation: Rebuilding the American Dream, One Truck Driver at a Time

Michael J. Hinz | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Michael J. Hinz

As America slowly pulls itself out of a recession, high unemployment levels remain in many areas. But there is at least one industry in the U.S., one I am most familiar with, that is growing and has a shortage of workers: trucking.